Upwards of 131mln rub to be appropriated for 2018 World Cup training facility in Yekaterinburg

Share 11 July 2016

Yekaterinburg will invest upwards of RUR 131 million in new construction and remodelling work on its Ural sports complex, designated as one of the training facilities for the teams to be contesting the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, welcome2018.com was informed by the department of information policy at Sverdlovsk Oblast Governor’s Office. 

The regional ministry of construction and infrastructure development has issued its permit for the upgrade of the Ural sports complex, which is one of the three training facilities being prepared for the 2018 World Cup teams.   

A football pitch with a natural grass lawn and a warming-up belt around its perimeter is to be completed by December 2017, according to the regional construction ministry. An office and household utility building is also to be constructed, as well as roofed stalls with seating for 500. 

FIFA has approved three training facilities in Yekaterinburg. "The World Cup host city is required to provide the necessary training venues with natural grass surfaces, spectator stalls, commentator’s booth, media event room, two cloakrooms, conference room, radio station and medical office,” the press spokesperson explained.  

Following the 2018 World Cup, the assets will be available to football clubs, sports schools and football fans.